Burns

Place Name: Burns Close

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1992)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Scottish: locative name from various places called formerly Burnis, Burnes, or Burnhouse, especially those in Kincardines, Renfrews, Dunbartons, and possibly Argyll.

English, Scottish: (i) variant of Burn with post- medieval excrescent -s.


From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English, Scottish

Gender: Female

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Welsh-born Dr. Patricia Burns (b. 1920) was a recognized expert in the treatment of breast cancer. She received her education and began practising medicine in Scotland before emigrating to Canada. In 1970 she joined the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton as a radiotherapist. Dr. Burns retired in 1985 and received an honorary degree from the University of Alberta in 1986.

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